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Rob, short for Robyn (yes, he is really a she) Thurman lives in Indiana, land of rolling hills and cows, deer, and wild turkeys. Many, many turkeys. She is also the author of the Cal Leandros Series: Nightlife, Moonshine, Madhouse, and Deathwish; has a story in the anthology Wolfsbane and Mistletoe; and is the author of Trick of the Light, the first book in the Trickster series.

Besides wild, ravenous turkeys, she has a dog (if you don’t have a dog, how do you live?)—one hundred pounds of Siberian husky. He looks like a wolf, has paws the size of a person’s hand, ice blue eyes, teeth out of a Godzilla movies, and the ferocious habit of hiding under the kitchen table and peeing on himself when strangers come by. Fortunately, she has another dog that is a little more invested in keeping the food source alive. By the way, the dogs were adopted from shelters. They were fully grown, already housetrained, and grateful as hell. Think about it next time you’re looking for a Rover or Fluffy.

For updates, teasers, deleted scenes, and various other extras, visit Rob Thurman's website and her LiveJournal.


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Product Details

  • Series: Cal Leandros (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Roc (March 7, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451460758
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451460752
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #531,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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148 of 165 people found the following review helpful By R. Kelly Wagner on June 23, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
With the many books about the supernatural to choose from, how to decide which to read first? That depends on why you read the genre. So rather than just saying that this is a good book, well-written and fast-moving, in the exciting setting of New York, let me give you a few contrasts and comparisons to other fantasy novels, so you can pinpoint whether this is the type you like.

First, it's urban fantasy. If you're looking for elves with bows and arrows, woodland fantasies with castles and towers, this isn't it. But if you like the urban settings of, say, the Harry Dresden novels of Jim Butcher (which are probably what this one is closest in character to, even though it's entirely different) or Andrew Swann's gritty Cleveland, then this is the same type of urban action.

Then, although there are supernatural characters, the types of them are not quite exactly the same as they are in most genre novels. The elves in here are not nice people, they're neither people nor nice. Referred to formally as the Auphe, they are nasty and no one can stand them, not even other Auphe. Our protagonist is half-Auphe, and this is the basis for most of his problems. There is a troll, but just one, and yes, he lives under the Brooklyn Bridge. And there's a vampire - not a whole bunch of them, though; while this is the same general sort of novel as many contemporary vampire novels are, there's not much vampire action. Our protagonists find out about the vampire in a funny/odd manner, which is different from most of the genre conventions. Vampire novel readers will probably enjoy the book despite the relative scarcity of the vampires.

One of the characters I liked best was used car salesman Rob Fellows - who is really Robin Goodfellow, a "puck.
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65 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Ann-Kat @ Today, I Read... on January 14, 2010
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* Point 1: If you were to remove all the adjectives and adverbs from the book, it would probably shrink by about 60 pages. Being a lover of adjectives and adverbs, it pains me to say this, but there's a limit to their use. They should be treated like a fine and potent spice--use only as much as necessary or the entire dish could be spoiled.

* Point 2: This Cal character is wonderful in a sardonic way. The novel got heavy at times and it felt like trudging through mud, but the twisted humor injected through Cal's voice certainly helped to balance it out.

* Point 3: What happened to the climax? The buildup is good, the tension is there, and you're poised, ready to see what dark and ominous creatures spring forth to tear the main characters into shreds, and then...whaaa...that's it?!?

Two brothers, Cal (short for Caliban) and Niko Leandros, are on the run from things they call Grendels, which they later find out are called the Auphe, a completely depraved race of creatures who enjoy slaughter for simple entertainment value. And these things want Cal. Together Cal and Niko try to stay one step ahead until they're forced to deal with the problem once and for all. Along the way, they meet Robin Goodfellow, aka Puck, a michevious, egotistical and lecherous elf and the trio find themselves on an adventure to discover the reason for the Auphe's indefatigable pursuit of Cal.

Frankly, I'm still debating whether or not I liked it. Actually, I *did* enjoy it...up until the climax that never came. As a result, I'm leery of reading the second book in the series, Moonshine, which I already have sitting on my bookshelf. Let me try to explain as best I can without giving up spoilers...
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72 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Marc Ruby™ HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 27, 2006
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Having grown up with the hippy and new age set, I've always had this dream that I was really something a bit otherworldly - a pookah, or a mage, or even (if I could only become tall and thin) and elf. Something very cool and Tolkien. Imagine if you discovered that you really were an elf, but that far from being the fair folk, elves were down right mean and nasty. I don't mean archly evil, I mean ugly, smelly, critters that like to torture their meals before eating them. That's what happened to Caliban Leandros, and no, being a half-Auphe (or grendel) was decidedly not fun.

Cal is the result of a breeding program, his father an Auphe and his mother a hired receptacle. At an early age Cal was yanked into the Auphe dimension. When he suddenly reappeared he was without his memory and the target of monsters everywhere. In company with his brother Niko, Cal has been running and hiding ever since. Whatever the Auphe wanted him for, it was bad news, and being around Cal for a length of time was frequently fatal. Whatever was going on, it was becoming more intense, and Niko and Cal go on a desperate search for answers that has them team up with a beautiful vampire and a faun named Robin Goodfellow.

Cal isn't even safe inside himself. If being a creature with dark, malevolent urges isn't enough, Cal's mind is seized by a banshee, a darkling and the reader has the unnerving experience of having the narrator stay the same but his personality shift right into the dumps. Now Niko and Robin's problem is how to save the world and save Cal. A tough act in any case made harder by the fact that the new Cal is all for killing everyone, once and for all.

The story is told in that first person, tough and wisecracking style that has become popular lately.
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